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A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies are a more favorable alternative to conventional lighting sources.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Sharp Corporation will release a series of LED light bulbs for residential use in Japan. The LED lights are set to be competitively priced with similar incandescent lights.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED technologies not only give 80% energy savings, but are also cheaper, having a possible price reduction by a factor of 20 when compared to conventional lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers have found a new material that emits bright white light, using nanofiber DNA strands coated with a fluorescent dye.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
With a little more fundamental research, Gallium Nitride LEDs could spark a lighting revolution, reducing lighting electricity use by 75%.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LEDs are more durable and use less energy than conventional lighting, making them a particularly promising technology to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 06/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Greentech Media features the Santa Barbara area's leadership in energy efficiency technology, mentioning Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Umesh Mishra: Nakamura for his LED research and Umesh Mishtra for his startup company Transphorm.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
LED sources are attractive to Hollywood due to their durability, portability, and low energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Dutch start-up Lemnis Lighting announced it is going to begin selling it's residential 5-watt LED light bulb, that produces the equivalent light of a 60-watt incandescent bulb and saves an estimated $280 over it's 25 year lifespan.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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